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Weekly Schedule of Committee Hearings
Week of March 29, 2015 - April 4, 2015

 

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House Committee on Agriculture and Forest Products

 

AGENDA

 

Room 31

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 1:44 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      FLOOR

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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House Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 42

March 30, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 1:13 PM

 

Monday, March 30, 2015

10:30 AM                   No Meeting Scheduled

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                   H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Institutions and Corrections

 

12:00 PM                    Recess for Lunch

 

2:30 PM                      Committee Discussion

Budget Sustainability

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                     House Floor Convenes

 

1:15 PM                      TBA

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                     House Floor Convenes

 

1:15 PM                      TBA

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                     House Floor Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

If you have questions or comments, please contact

 Theresa Utton-Jerman at tutton@leg.state.vt.us or (802) 828-5767

www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo

 

 


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House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

 

AGENDA

 

Room 35

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 2:25 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 73 - An act relating to State regulation of rent-to-own agreements for merchandise

Other witnesses invited

Marshall Dye, Director of Litigation, March.Com - via Phone

Jill Abrams, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Wendy Morgan, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

 

10:00 AM                    Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic and Progressive Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      Taipei Economic & Cultural Office

Scott Lai, Director General, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office

 

3:00 PM                      S. 73 - An act relating to State regulation of rent-to-own agreements for merchandise

Sec. 3 - Consumer Litigation Funding (H.12 language)

Jack Kelly, American Legal Financial Association

Aayesha Vichare, Director of Government Relations, S4 Group LLC

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

8:00 AM                      Committee Working Groups

 

9:00 AM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Oliver Goodenough, Professor, Vermont Law School

 

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

6:00 PM                      H. 311 - An act relating to adopting revisions to Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code

 Carl Lisman, Attorney, Uniform Commercial Code Commission

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:00 AM                      Committee Working Groups

 

8:30 AM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Department of Labor Initiatives

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Michele Kupersmith, Workforce, Education and Training Coordinator, Department of Labor

 

9:30 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

8:00 AM                      Committee Working Groups

 

9:00 AM                      Floor Convenes

 

15 min. after adj.         To Be Announced

 

1:00 PM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Economic Development Bill Sections (H.333, H.402)

 

---                                H. 333 - An act relating to enhancing eligibility and work incentives for the Medicaid for Working Persons with Disabilities program

Peter Burt, Vocational Rehabilitation

Whitney Nichols, Self Advocate, VT State Rehabilitation Council

Sam Liss, Chair, Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights (VCDR)

 

--                                  H. 402 - An act relating to authorizing the Vermont ABLE savings program

Karen Schwartz, Executive Director, Vermont Development Disability Council

Cindy Tabor, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

 

 


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House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 33

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 2:45 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      TBA

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

8:30 AM                     Proposed Joint Resolution Pertaining to State Lands

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Mike Fraysier, ANR Lands Director, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

9:30 AM                     House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:30 AM                     TBA

 

9:30 AM                     House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

8:30 AM                     TBA

 

9:00 AM                     House Floor

 

--After Floor               TBA

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Sue MacMartin (802) 828-2259

smacmartin@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 3:28 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

     Amendments

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

After caucus                H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

     Additional amendments if offered

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             TBD

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             TBD

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the floor             TBD

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Marjorie Zunder (802) 828-2258

 


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House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources

 

AGENDA

 

Room 47

March 29, 2015 - April 4, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 3:51 PM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 9 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      H. 237 - An act relating to reconstruction of Charles Brown Brook dam

Introduction by bill sponsor

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor

 

2:30 PM                      H. 296 - An act relating to sport shooting ranges

Introduction by bill sponsor

Rep. Alison H. Clarkson, Sponsor

 

3:00 PM                      H. 297 - An act relating to the sale of ivory or rhinoceros horn

Introduction by bill sponsors

Rep. Joan G. Lenes, Co-sponsor

Rep. Kurt Wright, Co-sponsor

 

3:30 PM                      H. 375 - An act relating to the permitting of ecological toilets and greywater systems

Introduction by bill sponsor

Rep. Teo Zagar, Sponsor

 

4:00 PM                      H. 460 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of lead ammunition for the taking of wildlife

Introduction by bill sponsor

Rep. Willem Jewett, Sponsor

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Didi Brush (802) 828-2266 – dbrush@leg.state.vt.gov

 


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House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 41

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 2:14 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

-                                   Month of the Military Child Kick-off

The Month of the Military Child kicks-off with a morning of activities at the State House:

 9:45am - Acknowledgment and Reading of Proclamation in Governor's Ceremonial Office

11:00am - Month of the Military Child Celebration in Room 11

 

10:00 AM                    House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      J.R.H. 8 - Joint resolution relating to military suicides

Committee Discussion.

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 76 - An act relating to the requirement of mandatory binding arbitration and to the elimination of strikes and imposed contracts in connection with collective bargaining for teachers’ and school administrators’ contracts

Discussion and possible vote.

 

9:30 AM                      House Floor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      House Floor

 

15 min. after Floor      Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      House Floor

 

After House Floor       Committee

Committee discussion as Floor time allows.

 

11:00 AM                    Proclamation

Executive Chamber (Governor's ceremonial office)

Governor to sign proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

 

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      Committee  

Committee time if needed.

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 2 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ron Wild (802) 828-2263

 


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House Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 49

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 11:05 AM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                   FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      H. 8 - An act relating to the oversight of the transfer of military equipment to law enforcement agencies

Committee Discussion

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 279 - An act relating to recording of criminal and civil offenses by law enforcement officers

Introduction

Rep. Joseph Troiano

 

9:15 AM                     H. 288 - An act relating to incentives to use and maintain closed school buildings

Introduction

Rep. Ann Manwaring

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 421 - An act relating to collective bargaining and health insurance for public employees

Introduction

Rep. Dennis J. Devereux

 

9:15 AM                     H. 430 - An act relating to independent investigation of a death or serious injury involving a law enforcement officer

Introduction

Rep. Barbara Rachelson

 

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                     FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBA

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Denise Diehl (802) 828-2267

 


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House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 6:49 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    Committee Discussion

Tentative.  11:00 AM or after the floor.

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch and Caucuses

 

2:15 PM                      TBD

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

Lengthy

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

Lengthy

 

3:00 PM                      TBD

3:00 PM or after the Floor

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

Lengthy

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

Possibly lengthy

 

3:30 PM                      TBD

3:30 PM or after the Floor

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

Please note time: 9:00 AM. Expected to be lengthy.

 

12:00 AM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      TBD

Could be floor time

 

 


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House Committee on Human Services

 

AGENDA

 

Room 46

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 4:01 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Sandi Yandow, SAP Counselor, KIN-KAN-invited

 Greg Glennon, General Counsel, Agency of Education

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

After the Floor Adjourns        S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

 

5:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Michele Blanchard, Supervisor, Department for Children and Families- Barre

Matthew Bergeron, Social Worker, Department for Children and Families-St. Johnsbury

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the Floor Adjourns        S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

 

7:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the Floor Adjourns        S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

 

8:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

8:30 AM                      S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

 

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

After the Floor Adjourns        S. 9 - An act relating to improving Vermont’s system for protecting children from abuse and neglect

Committee Discussion and Mark-Up

 

4:00 PM                      Adjourn

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 3 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

                  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Julie Tucker

                                    at jtucker@leg.state.vt.us or (802) 828-2265

 


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House Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 30

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 1:11 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

 

15 min after floor        S. 141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

Walk thru

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:45 AM                    Adjourn

 

12:00 PM                    Party Caucuses

12:00 - 2:30 Party Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      S. 141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

Dale Armstrong, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Boston Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (2:45 PM) via Phone

 Hon. Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Office of Chief Superior Judge

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:30 PM                      Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 141 - An act relating to possession of firearms

Walk thru continues

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                      S. 115 - An act relating to expungement of convictions based on conduct that is no longer criminal

 Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      House Convenes

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      House Convenes

 

1:00 PM                      To Be Scheduled

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Kate Wilson (802) 828-2257

kwilson@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 44

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 12:25 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Committee Discussion

Solar Facility Siting

 

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

10 min. after Floor      H. 136 - An act relating to residential building energy standards for rental multi-unit residential buildings

Rep. Curtis McCormack, Sponsor

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch & Caucuses

 

2:30 PM                      Energy Facility Siting

Geoff Hand

 

3:00 PM                      Energy Facility Siting

 Meg Armstrong, Whitcomb Farm

 

3:30 PM                      Energy Facility Siting

 Bill Suhr, Champlain Orchards, Shoreham - via Phone

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                      Energy Facility Siting

Johanna Miller, Outreach Director and Energy Program Co-Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

 

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 20 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Claire Bruno

cbruno@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 43

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 2:40 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 AM                    FLOOR

 

12:00 PM                    Republican Party Caucus

 

1:15 PM                      Democratic Party Caucus

 

2:30 PM                      Vermont State Standards Update

Roger Millar, Smart Growth America

Kevin Marshia, Deputy chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                      S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Glen Button, Enforcement and Safety Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 John Hollar, Lobbyist, American Insurance Association

Michael Smith, Operations Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

2:00 PM                      S. 122 - An act relating to miscellaneous changes to laws related to motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

Sec. 11  Handheld  use of portable electronic devices; all drivers;

Sec. 12 Texting while driving

 

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Glen Button, Enforcement and Safety Division Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      FLOOR

 

11:00 AM                    H. 202 - An act relating to an annual permit for overdimension logging and forestry equipment

Helena Gardner, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Captain Jake Elovirta, Chief of Enforcement and Safety, Department of Motor Vehicles

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Barbara Dall (802) 828-2262

bdall@leg.state.vt.us

 


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House Committee on Ways and Means

 

AGENDA

 

Room 34

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 9:00 AM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:00 AM                      H. 481 - An act relating to supporting health care initiatives and establishing payroll and sugar-sweetened beverage taxes

 

10:00 AM                    House Convenes

Long floor times expected

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

1:15 PM                      Caucus

 

2:15 PM                      TBA

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

8:45 AM                      TBA

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

Long floor times expected

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:45 AM                      TBA

 

9:30 AM                      House Convenes

Long floor times expected

 

12:00 PM                    Lunch

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      House Convenes

Long floor times expected

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Gabrielle Malina at gmalina@leg.state.vt.us or (802) 828-2250

 


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Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

AGENDA

 

Room 26

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 2:42 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      FLOOR

 

15 minutes after Floor S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Chuck Ross, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

David Mears, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

 Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      Raw Milk

Agency Rules for raw milk producers

Andrea Stander, Executive Director, Rural Vermont

 

10:15 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Committee discussion

 

11:30 AM                    S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

James H. Maroney Jr.

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                      Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets  Budget

 Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture

 

10:45 AM                    Break

 

11:00 AM                    To Be Scheduled

 

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      To Be Scheduled

 

11:15 AM                    Break

 

11:30 AM                    FLOOR

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman (802) 828-2233

 


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Senate Committee on Appropriations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 5

March 30, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 10:21 AM

 

Monday, March 30, 2015

1:00 PM                    No Committee Meetings Scheduled

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1:30 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Vermont PBS  [HIGHER EDUCATION]

 Holly Groschner, President and CEO, Vermont Public Television

 Rob Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer, Vermont Public Television

 

2:00 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Public Service Board  [PROTECTION]

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board

Brenda Chamberlain, Business Manager, Public Service Board

Gregg Faver, Public Service Board

 

2:30 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Court Diversion  [PROTECTION]

Willa Farrell, Court Diversion Director, Vermont Court Diversion

Diane Ford, Business Manager, Attorney General's Office

 

3:00 PM                    Break

 

3:30 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Corrections  [HUMAN SERVICES]

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

 Sarah Clark, Chief Financial Officer, Agency of Human Services

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1:00 PM                    Senate Convenes

 

2:00 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Green Mountain Care Board  [HUMAN SERVICES]

Susan Barrett, Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Kate Jones, Financial Director, Green Mountain Care Board

 

2:30 PM                    Governor's Proposed FY2016 Budget

Natural Resources Board  [NATURAL RESOURCES]

Lou Borie, Executive Director, Natural Resources Board

 Jon Groveman, Chair, Natural Resources Board

 

3:00 PM                    Break

 

3:30 PM                    S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

 David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Stephen Klein, Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

1:00 PM                    Senate Convenes

 

2:00 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

2:15 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

1:00 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

1:45 PM                    To Be Scheduled

 

 


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Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

 

AGENDA

 

Room 27

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 12:10 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

10:00 AM                    Department of Liquor Control

Discussion on Reducing Your Budget

 Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

10:30 AM                    S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

Testimony on the Fortified Wine Section

Sen. Richard Westman

Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      To Be Scheduled

 

9:45 AM                      Digital Corporations

Oliver Goodenough, Professor, Vermont Law School

 

10:30 AM                    To Be Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                      To Be Scheduled

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      Creating Jobs in VT

Paul Ralston, Chair, Speaker's Economic Development Review Group

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-3803

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 7 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.  In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


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Senate Committee on Education

 

AGENDA

 

Room 28

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 12:55 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                     Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Business Perspective

Marilyn Fredericks, Business Manager, Lamoille North Supervisory Union

John Alberghini, Superintendent, Chittenden East Supervisory Union via Phone

 Steve Hier, Business Manager, Springfield School District

 

2:30 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee Discussion

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

3:45 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Richard Werner, Chair, Dover School Board

Victoria Capitani, Vice Chair, Dover Select Board

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee Discussion

 

4:00 PM                      Autism Awareness

Adverse Effect in Special Education Eligibility Requirements

Philip Eller, Executive Director, Special Needs Support Center

Michal Ricca, parent, Williston, VT

Brian Ricca, Superintendent, Montpelier School District

 

4:30 PM                      Autism Awareness

Internationally acclaimed author speaking on the topic "Unlimited Potential" in cafeteria followed by a reception

Ph.D. Stephen Shore, Professor, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee Discussion

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                      Education Governance

Committee Questions

 Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary, Agency of Education

 

3:15 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Advantages and Disadvantages of SUs vs SDs

 William Talbott, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Education

 

4:00 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Alison Anand

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

1:30 PM                      H. 361 - An act relating to making amendments to education funding, education spending, and education governance

Committee Discussion

 Donna Russo-Savage, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

2:30 PM                      Education Issues

Investment in the Future of Education

Lauren Curry, Executive Director, Tarrant Foundation

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 12 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


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Senate Committee on Finance

 

AGENDA

 

Room 6

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 4:28 PM

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                      H. 272 - An act relating to current use and technical tax changes

Walk-through

 Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 Devon Green, Special Counsel for Tax Legislation, Department of Taxes

 Jim Knapp, Interim Director of Property Valuation and Review, Department of Taxes

 

1:45 PM                      H. 489 - An act relating to revenue

Walk-through

 Peter Griffin, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 Sara Teachout, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 Devon Green, Special Counsel for Tax Legislation, Department of Taxes

 

3:00 PM                      A Tax Code for the 21st Century

Bill Sayre, Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission

Thomas Pelham, Campaign for Vermont

Cyrus Patten, Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 306 - An act relating to unemployment compensation

Walk-through

Damien Leonard, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Tracy Phillips, UI Director, Department of Labor

 

3:30 PM                      S. 138 - An act relating to promoting economic development

VEGI Proposals

Pat Moulton , Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Fred Kenney, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Progress Council

Gregory Maguire, Senior Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Revision Military

Gregory Kelley, Fresh Greens

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            H. 73 - An act relating to the corporate governance structure of insurers

Walk-through

 

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Susan Donegan, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

 

-                                   H. 51 - An act relating to group-wide supervision of internationally active insurance groups and the establishment of domestic insurers in Vermont

Walk-through

 

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kaj Samsom, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

Shannon Salembier, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

 

-                                   H. 482 - An act relating to principle-based valuation for life insurance reserves and a standard nonforfeiture law for life insurance policies

Walk-through

 

Maria Royle, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Kaj Samsom, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance, Department of Financial Regulation

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Charlie Enscoe (802) 828-2253

censcoe@leg.state.vt.us

 


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Senate Committee on Government Operations

 

AGENDA

 

Room 4

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 12:23 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

1:15 PM                      S. 29 - An act relating to election day registration

Amendment

BetsyAnn Wrask, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

1:30 PM                      H. 304 - An act relating to making miscellaneous amendments to Vermont’s retirement laws

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer

 Ben Palkowski, Legislative Director, Vermont State Employees Association

 

2:15 PM                      Explore Idea of Retirement Incentives

 

2:45 PM                      Boating Licensing  Enforcements - Possible Duplication of Efforts

John Underhill, Sergeant

 

3:15 PM                      15  Minute Break

 

3:30 PM                      S. 124 - An act relating to expanding the scope of practice of Level II certified law enforcement officers

 Richard Gauthier, Chair, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            Budgetary Issues

 

-                                   Vermont Arts Council

 Alex Aldrich, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council

 

-                                   Vermont Public Television

 

-                                   Vermont Symphony Orchesta

Alan Jordan, Executive Director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra

 

-                                   Vermont Humanities Council

Peter Gilbert, Executive Director, Vermont Humanities Council

 

-                                   Vermont Sheriff's Association

 Keith Clark, Vermont Sheriffs Association

 

-                                   Vermont Historical Society

Mark Hudson, Executive Director, Vermont Historical Society

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

- after the floor            Budgetary Issues

 

-                                   Vermont State Employees Association

Cadillac Tax

 

-                                   Public Safety Answering Point  (PSAPs)

 Michael Hogan, Commissioner, Department of Liquor Control

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

1:00 PM                      Department of Buildings and General Services

Postal/Commissions/Boards

 

2:30 PM                      Marijuana Legalization The Vermont Way

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Cheryl Ewen (802) 828-2272

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.  In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Room 17

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 5:10 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

-after the floor             Department for Children and Families

2016 Budget

Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                      Health Care Reform

Designated Agencies

Julie Tessler, Director, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services

 

10:00 AM                    Health Care Bill

Walk through of Senate Finance Health Care Bill

Jennifer Carbee, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:00 AM                    S. 62 - An act relating to surrogate decision making for do-not-resuscitate orders and clinician orders for life-sustaining treatment

 

-                                   S. 139 - An act relating to pharmacy benefit managers, hospital observation status, and chemicals of high concern to children

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                      MCO Investments

 Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

Tanya Morehouse, Chief Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 

10:00 AM                    H. 98 - An act relating to reportable disease registries and data

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

 

11:00 AM                    H. 141 - An act relating to the Organ and Tissue Donation Working Group

Rep. Joseph Troiano, Reporter

Rep. Patsy French, Sponsor

David Englander, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Dawn Philibert, Policy Director, Department of Health

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                      Agency of Human Services

2016 Budget Discussion

 Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

10:30 AM                    To Be Determined

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 5 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Agatha Kessler (802) 828-2271

 


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Senate Committee on Institutions

 

AGENDA

 

Room 7

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 3:45 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1:00 PM                      H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

Rebecca Wasserman, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Catherine Benham, Associate Fiscal Officer, Joint Fiscal Office

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

-15 minutes after the floor      H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

~ Update from BGS

 Michael Obuchowski, Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

 Wanda Minoli, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Buildings & General Services

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

-15 minutes after the floor      H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

~ Prevailing Wages

Aidan Davis, Joint Fiscal Office

Annie Noonan, Commissioner, Department of Labor

Cathy Lamberton, Executive Vice President, Associated General Contractors

 

3:30 PM                      H. 492 - An act relating to capital construction and State bonding

~ Best Management Practices & CREP

 Jolinda LaClair, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 Jim Leland, Director, Ag Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

1:00 PM                      To Be Announced

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2352

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring six (6) hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


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Senate Committee on Judiciary

 

AGENDA

 

Room 1

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/30/2015 3:11 PM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                      Senate Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor     H. 120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

Jason Turner, Assistant Attorney General,  of Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

John Hollar, Lobbyist, Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC

Chris Rice, Lobbyist, Vermont Apartment Owners Association, LLC

Howard Pallotta, General Counsel, Department of Vermont Health Access

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 120 - An act relating to creating a Vermont false claims act

Doug Hoffer, State Auditor, State Auditor's Office

 Kevin Henry, Attorney, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer

Cleveland Lawrence, Taxpayers Against Fraud via Phone

Thomas Joseph, Citizen

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 123 - An act relating to mobile home parks, habitability standards, and compliance

 David Hall, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                    H. 270 - An act relating to definitions for pretrial screenings and assessments

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Bobby Sand, Governor’s Liaison to Criminal Justice Programs

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

 

11:45 AM                    H. 270 - An act relating to definitions for pretrial screenings and assessments

~ Mark-up/Vote

 Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 23 - An act relating to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

Stephanie Willbanks, Esq., Vermont Law School

Joseph Cook, Attorney, Corum Mabie Cook Prodan Angell & Secrest PLC

Chris D'Elia, President, Vermont Bankers' Association

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

9:45 AM                      H. 23 - An act relating to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

~ Mark-up/Vote

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:00 AM                    Break

 

10:30 AM                    H. 105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent

~ Walk thru

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   S. 12 - An act relating to the charging of fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet

~ Walk thru

Michele Childs, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

8:30 AM                      H. 105 - An act relating to disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent

Allen Gilbert, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law via Phone

David Cahill, Executive Director, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Matthew Valerio, Defender General, Defender General's Office

Auburn Watersong, Associate Director of Public Policy, Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

John Treadwell, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

Jennifer Poehlmann, Executive Director, Vermont Children's Alliance

 

-                                   S. 12 - An act relating to the charging of fees for removing booking photographs from the Internet

 

10:15 AM                    Break

 

10:45 AM                    To Be Announced

 

11:30 AM                    Senate Floor

 

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Penny Carpenter (802) 828-2278

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 6 (six) hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

 


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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

 

AGENDA

 

Room 8

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/27/2015 11:53 AM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:30 AM                     FLOOR

 

15 min. after Floor     S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up

 Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                     S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up

 Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                     S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

12:00 PM                    Adjourn

 

1:00 PM                      FLOOR

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 PM                      S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up and Vote

 Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   S. 49 - An act relating to improving the quality of State waters

Bill Mark-Up and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

11:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

Katie Pickens at kpickens@leg.state.vt.us  or (802) 828-5760

 


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Senate Committee on Transportation

 

AGENDA

 

Room 3

March 31, 2015 - April 3, 2015

Last Updated 3/31/2015 7:22 AM

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 240 - An act relating to miscellaneous technical corrections to laws governing motor vehicles, motorboats, and other vehicles

Committee Discussion of possible floor amendment

 

9:30 AM                     Senate Floor

 

After the Floor            Vermont State Standards Update

Roger Millar, Vice President, Smart Growth America

Kevin Marshia, Deputy chief Engineer, Agency of Transportation

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

 TBD TBD

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

 TBD TBD

 

1:00 PM                      Senate Floor

 

Friday, April 03, 2015

9:00 AM                     H. 488 - An act relating to the State’s Transportation Program and miscellaneous changes to laws related to transportation

 TBD TBD

 

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor

 

ATTENTION - Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 12 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document.

 

With few exceptions, any documents a witness submits to a committee or to a committee assistant are open to the public.

 

In addition, a witness’ submission of a document authored by the witness or his or her organization constitutes consent to its posting on the committee’s webpage, unless the witness specifically requests that the document not be posted.  Although the committee will honor requests not to post such documents on its webpage, once a witness submits a document to the committee, it is a public record and will be subject to public inspection and copying unless exempt under the Public Records Act.

If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Ken Bruno (802) 828-3805

 


Committee schedules are updated daily, and are subject to change without notice.